In defence of some of these channels - I enjoy History's programming immensely, as someone who is interested in modern US history, American Pickers, Pawn Stars etc are brilliant! Still plenty of traditional programmes if you search around.
The whole portfolio of Sky documentary channels are for the most part great, motoring shows in particular have found a home on Discovery and Nat Geo.
At lease those channels haven't made a complete u-turn and keep the name and change programming completely! (TLC)
Special mention must go to Sky 1, Atlantic and UKTV for stepping up quality homegrown content over the last 10 years or so after decades of little investment.
I remember 10 to 15 years ago when Sky and UKTV channels were based off US and BBC programming. Now it's a mix of a lot with original content. That in itself is what I'd commend both Sky and UKTV for.
Not much people here have discussed about channels that have died off. Which defunct channels did you enjoy, and which current channels do a good job of continuing their legacy? Personally I enjoyed BBC Three for Good News and Family Guy, and Virgin1 was a brilliant channel especially for Freeview.
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